African American History | Whitney Houston | The most awarded female recording artist of all time

Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.[1] Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide.[2] She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know“,[3] influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.

Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.[6] She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts.[7] Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release.

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4 Responses to African American History | Whitney Houston | The most awarded female recording artist of all time

  1. Ametia says:

    The incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. Gone, but never forgotten.

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  3. RIP Whitney Houston!

    Love You!

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